How To Make Technology Solve Big Problems?

Jessika Trancik

Technology is both a reason behind several major threats to people and the planet, and a potential solution. Climate change is one example, where energy technology largely created the problem, and will also be required to address it. But how good are we at developing technological solutions to the big problems that matter most, and how can we do better? Jessika Trancik, Associate Professor at the MIT, shares how we can measure and understand the drivers of technological progress, to make better investments of time and money in solving societal-scale challenges like climate change.

Jessika Trancik

Jessika Trancik is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to MIT, she was at Cornell University, the University of Oxford, Columbia University, and the Santa Fe Institute. Her research focuses on accelerating the development of low-carbon energy solutions using data-informed modeling. She has developed groundbreaking new approaches to evaluating technologies against large societal problems like climate change.
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